"IN AFRICA, MORE THAN 315,000 CHILDREN DIE EVERY YEAR FROM DIRRHEOEAL DISEASES CAUSED BY UNSAFE WATER AND POOR SANITATION."
World Health Organisation | Water
Veronique Bourbeau is a native of Quebec City, Canada, who (currently) lives and trains in Australia. Vero is an otherwise normal working mother of two children who unexpectedly became an endurance athlete, performance coach, and influencer in the growing ultra-adventure world after a chance encounter with a treadmill just over a decade ago. With a Master’s in Public Administration and major in Psychology, Véro earned her Performance and NLP Coaching Certifications to launch her own Peak Performance Coaching to help others build Hyper Resilient Mindsets to chase their own dreams—no matter how big they are or how fast they come. After surprising herself by finishing a marathon as a complete novice, Véro completed dozens of ultramarathon running events across the world, run 3010km across the whole of Japan’s main island, and win a 444km foot race that crossed from one side of Malaysia to the other. Now, she will run across the entire African Continent from Alexandria, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa.
RUNNING 13,000KM ACROSS AFRICA FOR SAFE WATER
I will complete 300 marathons, across 19 countries, in 30 pairs of running shoes, over 100 unexpected events, over 1000 new faces and countless new experiences. And I set a new Guinness World Record, I will be the first woman and the second human to run Africa longitudinally (north to south).
The New Book: Fearless
Véro’s first book: "One Mother's Transformational Journey from a Treadmills to Running the Africa Continent" will be published in conjunction with the beginning of her African Continent Run. It traces her journey leading up to the project and helps readers understand what drives her by revealing how she developed her Hyper Resilient Mindset.
Véro has begun work on her second book, which will follow her journey to be the first woman to run across the African Continent. The book will focus on her physical, mental, and spiritual journey to help readers understand the run itself, raise their awareness about the African continent, and bring attention to the shortages of safe water across the world.